What does “arm bone in shoulder socket” mean, and why is it important?

What does “arm bone in socket” mean? Let’s admit it: Pilates and movement instructors are known for saying things that seem pretty cryptic to the uninitiated. This is particularly true in a group class setting, where instructors may not have the opportunity to fully elaborate on certain cues or expressions. The exhortation to “get arm…

Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Healthy Hips Hip replacement surgeries are on the rise in the USA and Canada, with more than 360,000 being performed in the two countries annually (and rising). That’s an alarming statistic, one that no doubt correlates to an aging population prone to arthritis but also to overly sedentary lifestyles that have many of us sitting…

Standup paddle boarding Pilates

Standup paddle boarding and Pilates—Yes, Pilates!

Standup paddle boarding and Pilates Athletes of many different sports practise Pilates & Movement with me in order to improve their performance. Golfers, tennis players, skiers, runners, swimmers, and baseball and volleyball players have found value and improvement in their given sports after a short time of cross training with Pilates. Pilates 101 An integrative…

PreNatal Pilates Toronto Body Harmonics

Prenatal fitness: How to exercise safely during pregnancy for an optimal birth

How to exercise safely during pregnancy When it comes to prenatal fitness, can you overdo it? In this issue of Body Harmonics Shoptalk, Margot McKinnon, M.Ed., gives moms-to-be some tips for working out during pregnancy and ensuring a healthy labour. Moms-to-be are getting stronger and stronger as prenatal exercise trends like running and yoga continue…

20 Years Strong: how our local Body Harmonics community came together to celebrate 20 years of movement and health

20 Years Strong Body Harmonics has been a leader in Pilates, movement and health since it was founded by Margot McKinnon 20 years ago. On Friday, November 16, 2018, staff, clients and new friends came together to celebrate this amazing milestone at our Flagship location in Toronto. Whether you want to relive the event or…